Hwange youths hope for more employment opportunities.

By Rutendo Mapfumo


Youths in Hwange district are appealing to aspiring candidates to push for more and equal
employment opportunities when they get into power.
The appeal comes amid the mushrooming of mining entities which are not benefiting the
local youths.
Ratidzai Ndondewa, one of the youths based in Hwange, told Indonsakusa that aspiring
candidates in harmonised elections next month need to consider the employment of youths in
“We are expecting that the aspiring candidates empower us as youth and young women.
Some may not be well educated (to get tops jobs) so there is need to empower us the with
skills so that we can be independent. There are single mothers who need empowerment and
financial support,” said Ndondewa.
The call comes at a time when the Hwange community, particularly youths, are up in arms
with local mining companies for employing people who are largely outside Matabeleland
North province.
With over 7 000 jobs in the mining and energy industries in Hwange the youth are expecting
to benefit from these projects.
“We have been facing challenges where people from other districts come to take our jobs
here in Hwange.”

The youths further applauded Reeds Dube who is the aspiring Member of Parliament for
working tirelessly in pushing for their employment in the district.
“Cde Reeds Dube is the only aspiring MP who has been empowering youths. We want other
candidates to have the same mind-set and push for local employment,” said Ndondewa

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